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expression of shared feelings and attitudes through more or less formally ordered actions of an essentially symbolic nature performed on appropriate occasions. A ceremony involves stereotyped bodily movements, often in relation to objects possessing symbolic meaning. For example, people bow or genuflect, tip hats, present arms, slaughter cattle, salute flags, and perform a myriad of other actions. Ceremonies express, perpetuate, and transmit elements of the value and sentiment system and aim at preserving such values and sentiments from doubt and opposition; moreover, they intensify the solidarity of the participants. Ceremonies are found in all societies.

What does it mean when you dream about a ceremony?

Ceremonies can be simple celebrations, but often they mark an important transition in life, such as a graduation ceremony or a marriage ceremony. In the dream, ceremonies can represent that one has acquired new skills or moved into a new phase of one’s life.

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Emmys host Jimmy Fallon has ceremoniously rolled out the red carpet ahead of Sunday's glitzy awards bash.
Summary: ABU DHABI u A UAE flag measuring 50m X 25m was ceremoniously lifted to the sea surface and hauled to the Corniche on Wednesday noon as part of the National Day demonstration by members of the Emirates Diving Group.
On 9th November 2009, the 'Independent Hotelier of the World' prize was ceremoniously presented to Hans Wiedemann.
Macedonia's pavilion was ceremoniously opened by Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska, and Macedonia was presented by the Museum of the City of Skopje, showing its project "My Sun" by Nikola Uzunovski, and the National Gallery of Macedonia with Goce Nanevski's project "50 or 50".
The reason to postpone now is that Abbas pushed the number so high for his own people that others camps, including that of Mohammad Dahlan who is being ceremoniously not invited, are noting the discrepancy.
Just imagine the squabbles as I ceremoniously position Dolly, my South African Merino sheep, in the front seat and then have to argue for hours about who is getting in the boot
A Whilst the beach-going publics' contribution to the flotsam and jetsam rubbish which is ceremoniously washed up, dragged out and washed up again shouldn't be ignored, it's clearly dhows and ships negligently dumping their waste which cause the majority of the bag trash tide.
Later his newborn infant was ceremoniously passed through the hole.
It seats two and is almost ceremoniously public, theatrically and flirtatiously framed by curtains.
The Summer Olympic Games ceremoniously concluded on August 29, 2004, in the heart of Athens, Greece.
LANCASTER - City officials helped ceremoniously break ground for a new kidney dialysis center that will also train dialysis technicians and nurses.
The venerated relic that is supposed to be a section of the belt of Virgin Mary which the landmark church is named after was ceremoniously returned to the Church on August 16 2014.